U17 Squad 2018/2019

2018/2019 Management: Daire Kennedy & Ray Ryan

Team Captain:
TBC

Scheduled Training Times: Friday (8-9pm)

Year of birth for 2018/2019 season: 2002 or later

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U17 Div 1,Newport Town AFC 1-5 Fairview Rgs

Sunday, December 16 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorer: Jack O’Carroll

Unfortunately the U17s were on the wrong end of a 5-1 defeat at home to a very strong Fairview side on Sunday afternoon. Jack O’Carroll scored Newport’s consolation goal from the penalty spot.

U17 Div 1, Newport Town AFC 4-3 Aisling Annacotty

Sunday, November 25, 2018 (Derryleigh Park)

Scorers: Jay Ryan 3 & Karl Kelly

A top Vs bottom of the table clash took place at Derryleigh Park on a sunny, wintery day, perfect for a game of football. Newport fielded a weakened team with several players out injured and more on the field at less than 100%. It showed in the early stages as Annacotty looked the stronger team, scoring after 5 minutes with a long-range effort that skimmed off the surface, and creating several chances early. Annacotty doubled their advantage after some scrappy play around the box, the ball broke kindly for the Annacotty forward who finished deftly.

But Newport were not without their chances, Jack Foley forced a good save, Gavin Denihan headed off the post and Jack O’Carroll shot narrowly over the bar. With ten remaining in the half Jay Ryan picked the ball up 20 yards out with two men to beat and surprised everyone with a quick toe-poke into the bottom corner of the Annacotty goal. The half time whistle came with Annacotty leading 2-1.

The second half started slowly with Newport slowly gaining control and the advantage in possession, and duly Karl Kelly steered the ball home from close range after several ricochets, deflections and saves in the Annacotty 18-yard box. Continue reading

U17 National Cup (Last 32), Swords Celtic 4-4 Newport Town AFC (AET) Swords win 5-4 on Pens


Sunday, November 18 2018 (Swords)

Scorers: Jack Ryan 2, Johnny Ryan & Jack O’Carroll

Having been 1-4 down after 24 minutes, NTAFC staged an incredible away comeback to score a stoppage time equaliser to make it 4-4 and bring the game into extra-time. Newport were well on top in extra-time but couldn’t find the elusive winner and the game went into the dreaded penalty-shootout. Unfortunately Swords won the tie 5-4 on pens. The lads showed great fighting spirit to stage the comeback and almost win it in ET. We are all very proud of your efforts.

FAI U17 & U18 National Cup Draws

U17s drawn at home to Geraldines, game to be played on or before October 7.

U18s have received a bye to Round 2. The Round 1 games are to be played on or before October 14.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior Season Preview

With pre-season completed, the 2018/2019 Junior season kicks-off this evening when the Junior A team, under the helm of new manager, Marc Barry, welcome Knockainey to Derryleigh Park with a 6.30pm start. This will be a tough opener for the A team as the visitors were unlucky to be relegated from Div 1A last season and no doubt will be anxious to bounce straight back up. Knockainey have strengthened their squad during the off-season with the signing of former Janesboro player, John Tierney. However, Newport have also been active over the summer and the signings of Dave Ryan from Pike and Christy Doyle from Fairview along with the experienced Jimmy Fyffe will bring lots of experience and talent to the squad. Blend this with the introduction of some of last year’s league winning Youth side and you have an exciting mix of players who will hopefully start the season well and look to better their 5th place league finish last season.

The B’s start their league campaign in Div 2B tomorrow evening when Athlunkard B will be the visitors to Derryleigh Park at 6.30pm. Dave ‘Dobs’ O’Brien will once again be player-manager for the B’s and following-on from their Cup win and third place in the league last season, sights will be firmly set on being involved in the promotion shake-up at the end of the season. Dobs has a large squad to choose from and will also be a mixture of youth and experience, again with some of last season’s youths making the progression from under-age football. Continue reading

Schoolboy / Schoolgirl Awards


Our annual end-of-season awards ceremony took place in a packed Community Centre last Friday and proved once again to be a very enjoyable evening. The size of the crowd and the number of players in attendance really shows that the club continues to get bigger and stronger every year. The club’s Chairperson, Ger Healy welcomed everyone before the Event M.C, Dave Noble gave a rundown of the achievements both on and off the field during the past season including league & cup honours, players selected for league representative teams, sold out Easter & Summer Camps, the growth in playing numbers and developments in Derryleigh Park. As we continue to grow year on year to cater for the youth in the local community, he had a special thanks for the coaches, assistant coaches etc who give endless hours of their time to our young players. The parents were also acknowledged for their continued support and co-operation.

All of our younger non-competitive players received a medal and certificate from the club, while the competitive players from the under 12’s right up to the under 16’s, were in contention for Most Improved Player and Player of the Year Awards. The U17s & U18s were up for Golden Boot and Player of the Year awards. The coaches deliberated long and hard over their selections and there were some very close calls. However the full list of award winners was as follows.

Most Improved Players  – U12 Boys – Martin McCabe & Darragh Meaney, U12 Girls – Muireann Ryan, U13 Boys – Tommy Lyons & Christopher Egan, U13 Girls – Meabh Gaffrey, U14 Boys – Ryan Madden & David Hannon, U14 Girls – Nadine Hartigan, U15 Boys – Lorcan Delaney & Cillian O’Sullivan, U15 Girls – Kate Harvey, U16 Boys – John Ryan Rose U17 Girls – Roisin Power.

Players of the Year –U12 Boys – Conor O’Brien & Luke Kennedy, U12 Girls – Lauren Bailey, U13 Boys – Nathan Bridgeman & Alex O’Toole, U13 Girls – Shauna Pearson, U14 Boys – Mark Forde & Stephen McCormack, U14 Girls – Sarah Kelly, U15 Boys – Oisin Kenedy & Calum Grant, U15 Girls – Eimear Carey, U16 Boys – Jack O’Carroll, U17 Girls – Jasmyne Butler.

U17 Youths – Jack Foley (Golden Boot) & Colin Coleman (Player of the Year),
U18 Youths– Devlin Courtney (Golden Boot) & Ben Wixted (Player of the Year).

Overall Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Player of the Year was Shauna Pearson.

Thanks to all the players, their parents and families who attended. Roll on the start of the new season. Click here for lots of images from the event